The Pistons announced that they have declined Chauncey Billups‘ $2.5MM team option for next season. The move has long been expected.
Billups, 38 in September, saw just 19 games of action for the Pistons last season. His averages of 3.8 PPG and 2.2 APG in that limited run show that he is nowhere near the player that he once was. The veteran is reportedly leaning heavily toward retirement.
If this is indeed the end of the line for Billups, the guard has a long, productive career to look back on. Over the course of 17 seasons, Billups averaged 15.2 PPG and 5.4 APG while capturing a championship and earning upward of $100MM in salary.
The club also confirmed that they extended a qualifying offer to Greg Monroe.